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Lots of bird action around the feeders lately. I'm playing around with a new telephoto lens & thankful to have such cooperative models!


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very much the same birds i am seeing here in West Virginia
 

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What kind of woodpecker is this? It looks diff than the ones here by me. The screenshot says it’s too large, its the last pic. The woodpecker eating the suet.
 
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What kind of woodpecker is this? It looks diff than the ones here by me. The screenshot says it’s too large, its the last pic. The woodpecker eating the suet.
That's a juvenile yellow bellied sapsucker. We don't have many of them, and only see them in the winter, so it's a special sighting!
 
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I've got the adult sapsuckers, I wonder if they are nesting around here. Going to make some bark butter soon
 
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I see yellow belly sap suckers in the north east constantly. They are a bit different then that one.
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seems we have been calling them wrong a long time google agrees with you
 
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seems we have been calling them wrong a long time google agrees with you
Those are indeed Northern Flickers. Awesome birds! One of the larger woodpeckers in the U.S.
Occasionally I'll see them in my driveway, eating ants out of the cracks.
Mostly, I see Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Downy Woodpeckers.
The red-bellieds have been more prevalent in my area in recent years. I think that's due to many older and dying trees, providing them with more habitat. There's a park, maybe five miles south of me, that has Red-headed Woodpeckers nest there every year. They're absolutely stunning birds! It's the only place I've ever seen them.
 

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Your rite on eating out of the cracks. They must get ants from there. That’s all I see them do here.
 
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Yeah - Flickers are great birds! Technically they are in our area, but very uncommon. Been here ten years & haven't seen one yet. I think our house is a little too rural/wooded for their taste. But we do have our share of regular woodpecking visitors: Downy, Hairy, Red-Bellied, and Pileated (as well as the Sapsuckers in the winter) all show up around the house and come in to the feeders. Well, the Pileated haven't come to the feeders yet (that I've seen) but they tend to be a bit on the shy side.
 
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I wish I had a better way of taking pics. My phone just doesn’t take good wildlife pics. I have 3 kinds of woodpeckers but now I’m not sure What is what. Lol
 
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what are you feeding woodpeckers?
Me, I have a suet block hanging, the small woodpeckers seem to like that, the larger ones love the shelled peanut feeder I hung up.
bluejaysn nuthatches, woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice all love picking out peanuts.
 

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